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Pokemon: Power of One (1999)

Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Maboroshi no pokemon: Rugia bakutan (original title)
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Ash Ketchum must gather the three spheres of fire, ice and lightning in order to restore balance to the Orange Islands.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rica Matsumoto ...
Satoshi (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Kasumi (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Kenji (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Musashi (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ...
Pikachu (voice)
Amy Birnbaum ...
Melody (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
Kojiro / Charizard / Staryu (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ...
Nyarth (voice)
Satomi Kôrogi ...
Togepi (voice)
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Maren / Bulbasaur (voice) (as Tara Jayne)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Dr. Okido (voice)
Stuart Zagnit ...
Prof. Samuel Oak (voice) (as Stan Hart)
Neil Stewart ...
The Collector (aka Lawrence III) (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Rugia (voice)
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Storyline

An evil genius in a flying fortress is trying to kidnap the birds of the fire, ice, and lightning islands in hopes of luring the sea power, Lugia, and controlling the world. Ash and his friends, in the process of carrying out an island tradition that requires visiting those three islands, discover the plot and try to stop it. Even the comic villains, Team Rocket, turn good and help out in the end against the threat of world destruction. And Pokemon assemble from all around the world in case they can be of help (but they end up helping only the merchandising). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Release Date:

21 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokemon: Power of One  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,575,608 (USA) (21 July 2000)

Gross:

$43,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Herman Cain used the lines "life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, it's never easy when so much is on the line" (which are lyrics from the main theme of this movie) throughout his political campaign. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film when Delia says "And remember, everyday you're my hero" and when Ash replies "Thanks, Mom." their lips are unsynchronized. See more »

Quotes

[English Version]
Ash: [crying] I'll do whatever it takes to get that third treasure. But, what if I mess up? What if... I...
Misty: You can do it.
Melody: We know you can.
Ash: Yeah, you're right. I can do it. I'm the Chosen One.
[walking on the snow]
Ash: Right now I feel more the frozen one.
[falls on the snow]
Ash: Maybe they got the wrong Ash.
[Japanese Version]
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Crazy Credits

Team Rocket emerge from the water partly into the credits, upset that no one will know of their good-doings, but Slowking appears and shows that the film's audience has just seen them do good. See more »

Connections

Followed by Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008) See more »

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Sung by Denisse Lara
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Pokemon 2000 is a Great Movie
24 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Pokemon Movie is an extremely great movie. It was humorous, educational, and enriching. This was an extremely well-balanced movie. I laughed out loud at some parts and I shed tears at others. Another added bonus was a free Lugia Pokemon Card with every ticket. I don't understand why people wouldn't like this movie. It has a very clear plot, superb voicing, and tons of action. Any person, Pokemon fan, anime fan, or neither will enjoy this movie to the fullest. Parents, if you're thinking this is just stupid, mind-numbing violence, think again. This movie demonstrates friendship and teamwork and how working together with anyone can save the world. This is clearly the best of the Pokemon films.


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